This is the third episode of a Rheumatology e-Learning Module inspired by the EULAR Campaign 'Don't Delay, Connect Today' and made possible by Association of Arthritis and Rheumatism – Malta (ARAM).
1. To improve ability to recognise and diagnose Raynaud's Phenomenon
2. To improve ability to differentiate between Primary and Secondary Raynaud's Phenomenon.
3. To improve ability to counsel and treat patients with Raynaud's Phenomenon.
4. To appreciate when it is appropriate to refer patients with Raynaud's Phenomenon to a Specialist Centre.
- To raise awareness of the need for early diagnosis of Raynaud's phenomenon.
- To advise Healthcare Professionals how to counsel and treat patients with Raynaud's Phenomenon
- To become familiar with features that would help to differentiate between Primary and Secondary Raynaud's Phenomenon
- To guide Healthcare Professionals about when it is appropriate to refer patients with Raynaud's Phenomenon to a Specialist Centre
Rheumatology Unit, Mater Dei Hospital
|Accreditation Valid Until||8th November 2019|
|Medical Association of Malta as representative of UEMO||0.5 Credits|
|Malta College of Family Doctors||applied for|
Release Date: November 2018
This is the second episode of a Rheumatology e-Learning Module inspired by the EULAR Campaign 'Don't Delay, Connect Today' and made possible by Association of Arthritis and Rheumatism – Malta (ARAM)
In this eLearning video, Dr Cecilia Mercieca discusses Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). JIA is a rare but important condition affecting about 1 in 1000 children. It is an umbrella term for a number of different conditions.
• To explain differential diagnosis and improve recognition of distinctive clinical features of JIA
• To increase awareness on the different clinical patterns of the condition
• To emphasize the importance of performing appropriate investigations
• To increase familiarisation with management and with the special considerations which need to be considered when managing young people with JIA
|Partner Organisation||European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and Association of Arthritis and Rheumatism – Malta|
Medical Association of Malta as representative of UEMO
Malta College of Family Doctors
About the Video
In this video, Dr Mercieca explains the different clinical presentations as well as the differential diagnoses of JIA. Dr. Mercieca also discusses the importance of taking a full history, performing comprehensive examination and the role of both laboratory and radiological investigations. The various treatment and management options are explained followed by a discussion on management of the transition between adolescence and adulthood.
This video is aimed at the non-Rheumatologist and aims to show that early referral does make a difference in the quality of life of the patient and improves outcomes.
Dr Cecilia Mercieca
Mater Dei Hospital
Release Date: 1st November 2018
Accreditation Valid Until: 1st November 2019
Log on to TheSynapse eLearning for a deeply insightful presentation on Chronic Venous Insufficiency - how it presents, how it affects the individual, the burden of disease, the role of the family doctor, common pitfalls in management as well as modern treatments available.
The Learning Objectives for this eLearning video are:
- To understand the basics of chronic venous insufficiency
- To recognise the common modes of presentation
- To learn about new treatment options for the condition
- To educate colleagues about a common condition and identify triggers for appropriate referral
After watching the video, we invite you to log on to www.thesynapse.net/cme and complete a set of short Multiple-Choice Questions and following this you may download your certificate of participation and earn your Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.
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The presentation is by Prof Kevin Cassar.
Kevin Cassar MD(Malta), FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Gen Surg), MMEd (Dundee), MD(Aberdeen), FFSTEd is Consultant vascular surgeon and clinical lead of the vascular unit at Mater Dei Hospital, Malta a post he has held since 2007. He is also Foundation School Director for Malta Foundation school since 2008. He is associate professor of surgery at the University of Malta. Prof Cassar completed his medical training at the University of Malta medical school in 1993 and subsequently proceeded to surgical training in the North and North East of Scotland. He was appointed Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Senior Lecturer with the University of Aberdeen after completing higher surgical training in vascular surgery. He was awarded an MD from the University of Aberdeen for his research into platelet function in peripheral arterial disease. He completed a Masters in Medical Education with the University of Dundee. He has published in various journals including the Journal of Vascular Surgery, the EJVES, the BMJ, the British Journal of Surgery and Medical Teacher. He authors the peripheral arterial disease section of the BMJ clinical evidence. He is a member of the Diabetic foot research group of the University of Malta. He is also an e-tutor with the University of Edinburgh and tutors on the Masters in Vascular Surgery offered by the same university. He has tutored several Masters and PhD students. He is the first Maltese to be awarded a Fellowship of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He has published in several high impact factor journals including the British Journal of Surgery, the Journal of Vasular Surgery, the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, the British Medical Journal, Medical Teacher and others. His current research interests include the use of thermography in vascular disease particularly the diabetic foot.